We found that the Department generally met the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014 (DATA Act) reporting requirements for the FY 2017 second quarter. Specifically, we found that the Department had adequate controls over its DATA Act source systems and submission processes to reasonably assure that reported data was accurate, timely, of quality, and complete. We found that the Department’s FY 2017 second quarter summary and award-level data submitted as part of required DATA Act reporting was timely, and generally accurate, of quality, and complete, and that the Department reported the data in accordance with established Government-wide financial data standards. However, we found that the Department’s validation and reconciliation processes did not initially ensure that award-level transactions that should not be included in the submitted and certified data were appropriately excluded. Further, we found that linkages between award-level data in the Department’s systems and the data extracted from external award systems by the Treasury DATA Act Broker were not always complete, and that selected reported data elements were not always consistent with the data contained in the authoritative source system.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
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